In the spirit of the New Year, I have decided that it is time to open up to the world a little.
Our lovely postman will be happy that he doesn't have to hammer on the door and yell, not knowing whether we are in or out. The teen's boyfriend will not be shut out in the rain for twenty minutes because no-one can hear him knocking and friends who pop round on the off-chance, will finally find the door opened and a welcoming cup of coffee instead of sore knuckles and the echoing silence of their un-answered thumps (sorry!).
Following the same theory, I will start to mention to friends and family that I write a blog. It has been just 4 months and 46 posts since I started writing this so this is a real baby in the world of food-blogs. I doubted my abilities to post regularly so I have not, so far, spread word of my blog beyond my closest colleagues and family members. Those with whom I live could not have failed to notice my new obsession but, in case it was just that, a fad that I would tire of in 5 minutes, I have kept the blog under wraps.
Blogging takes real commitment and a dedication that can be hard to sustain when work and life in the wider world gets busier and more demanding of time & energy. I know that I am going to experience lapses and gaps, and that when life intrudes, my passion for food and writing will have to take a back seat. But I know that I will come back, because a lapse doesn't mean failure, it just means that life got in the way, and that happens to all of us.
Truly, you, as a reader, are keeping my family sane and I am extremely grateful to you! I would love to hear your thoughts about the blog and especially any gluten-free recipes that would be particularly useful for you. I am happy to give anything a go, so let me know what you miss the most and would love to eat again, in a gluten free version. I am not promising that I will be able to turn my hand to everything, but I will happily try!
So, with that said, I want to get back to the mission in hand. I have ingredients in the kitchen and 2 recipes to try before supper. Thank you for reading, I hope that 2010 lives up to your hopes and dreams.
Happy New Year!